How sun-seekers can avoid airport chaos while enjoying an exotic getaway

Vacationers can avoid airport chaos while enjoying a break from the sun by visiting some of the summer’s most popular hotspots. cruise operator Royal Caribbean International offers its customers the possibility of having an unforgettable travel experience without having to fly.

Departing from the British port of Southampton, Anthem of the seas sails to some of Europe’s most popular destinations without the need to fly – from Barcelona and Rome to the Norwegian fjords. Access to Southampton’s magnificent ship is easy by car, with convenient parking available at the port, or by train, which takes just over an hour from London Waterloo.

With activities for the whole family from bow to stern, Anthem of the Seas is longer than 5x Boeing 747 and has over 2,000 cabins. After catching waves on the ship’s surf simulator, defying gravity in the onboard skydiving experience, or finding tranquility in the adults-only solarium, guests can refuel and recharge in one of 26 restaurants or bars before enjoying the world-class entertainment of Royal’s Caribbean, including West End. hit, we will Rock You.

Some of the best onboard activities and dining offers include:

  • Chef’s Table – Join an intimate group of foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s executive chef. Guests can “do it all” here with an exclusive multi-course tasting menu
  • Bionic Bar – Refuel with a delicious cocktail shaken and stirred by a dynamic duo of robotic bartenders
  • North Star – Step inside an all-glass observation pod that offers unparalleled 360-degree views of the open ocean and some of the world’s most incredible shorelines, stretching 91 meters (300 feet) above from sea level
  • RipCord Skydiving Simulator – On the RipCord by iFLY simulator, the world’s first offshore skydiving experience, guests can experience the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck

Here are some of the routes departing from Southampton in the coming months:

Seven-night cruise in Spain and France, departing July 15 from Southampton, with a stopover in Bordeaux (La Rochelle); Bilbao, Spain; La Coruña, Spain; Paris/Normandy (Le Havre) before returning to Southampton. Current price: £629 pp in an Inside Family Cabin (for 2 adults and 2 children).

A nine-night trip to Spain and Portugal, departing August 5 from Southampton, with a stopover in Bilbao, Spain; La Coruña, Spain; Vigo, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Seville (Cádiz), Spain, before returning to the UK home port. Current price: £1,172 pp in an Inside Family Cabin (for 2 adults and 2 children).

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